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READ THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT NOTES
This form must be completed with your advisor’s signature each semester that you attend SOWELA in order to be certified for
your benefits. If you make any changes to your schedule after you turn in this form, please notify the VA Certifying Official in
order to adjust your certification with VA. Failure to notify may result in a debt owed to the school or VA.
Students should review the SOWELA Student Catalog under the Academic Policies section concerning probation and suspensi
o insure that you are maintaining satisfactory academic progress.
You will not be able to receive VA benefits for courses that are not required for your degree program. You may enroll i
transitional courses as required.
SOWELA can ONLY certify courses that are required for your degree program.
VA will not pay for classes that a student has already successfully completed. VA describes successful completion as earning
ade in a course that would be sufficient for graduation requirements in the student’s program. VA will pay for a class one
additional time if the student does not successfully complete the course the first time.
Payment arrangements must be made with the business office prior to the semester starting if your benefit does not send tuiti
and fees directly to the campus or if you don’t have any other type of financial aid that will cover tuition and fees.
Book vouchers may only be issued to Chapter 31 students.
All active duty servicemen, veterans, and retirees are required to order an official copy of Military Transcripts to be sent directly
to the Registrar’s office.
VA funds may be impacted by withdrawal from classes, please see a VA counselor.
If you are not eligible to receive VA benefits or the amount that SOWELA receives does not cover full tuition and fees, then yo
are liable for the amount not covered.
Debts may be incurred if you drop classes after the add/drop period and your monthly stipend will be reduced.
y signing this form, I acknowledge that I have read and understand the above statements and that I have completed
this form as accurately and to the best of my knowledge.
tudent’s Signature____________________________________ Date___________________
*ADVISOR USE ONLY**
By signing this form, I acknowledge that this student is:
• admitted in said degree program
• the classes listed on this document are required for completion of the student’s program of study and follow the
guidelines as specified the academic catalog for SOWELA
• the classes listed on this document have not been taken, passed, and applied towards graduation requirements
previously with a passing grade for course (student is not retaking a passed class to earn a better grade or boost
Academic Advisor’s Signature__________________________________Date___________________________
SOWELA Technical Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or
age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination
Title: Compliance Officer
Address: 3820 Sen J Bennett Johnston Ave
Telephone No.: 337-421-6565 or 800-256-0483